Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We are starting a new series of quilts - all based on the same pattern pieces, so they could be considered colorways... but the two we have so far that are tone on tone are based on disasters that happened in the early 1900's in the United States.  The first is the Boston Molasses Flood, and the second is Isaac's Storm, based on the hurricane that struck Galveston, TX. 

More info and pictures will be forthcoming... the Boston Molasses Flood quilt is on the rack right now for quilting. 

The part of quilting that I seem to struggle with most is the border... what do I quilt there?  For BMF, it's taken me until now to figure that part out.  Isaac's Storm was easier... more on that one soon!  I've got the fabrics pulled, even the border and backing.  Just have to get BMF finished and start on Isaac's Storm. 

There may be another disaster quilt in the future, maybe the Chicago Fire?  Blacks, oranges, reds and yellows?  Hmm... may have to think on that.... hmm....  I think I know what the border quilting would be, too.... I think I may have to run with this one, too!

Anyway, back to the anvil! 

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